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Why we hate it when our favorite apps get a redesign

Instagram's new redesign is not getting many hearts. Here's the real reason why app makeovers always make us cringe.

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How to trip out with the iTunes visualizer

iTunes includes a great way to have some captivating visuals when you're just hanging out with friends listening to your favorite music.

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Facebook denies bias in Trending Topics, but promises changes anyway

Facebook denied any evidence of ‘systematic political bias’ in the stories included in its Trending Topics feature, but promised changes in its processes.

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The legal mumbo jumbo on popular mobile apps can take over 24 hours to read

Have you ever been turned off by the lengthy “terms and conditions” and privacy policies of mobile apps and other online services?

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If you don't have anything nice to say: Don’t drag Steve Jobs into it

Jobs liked flashy Apple Stores. Get over it.

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Microsoft Word Flow review: Software keyboard makes iPhone typing fun again

Alternative keyboard for iPhone has a helpful one-handed mode and support for swipe typing.

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iPhone 7 rumors: Redesigned antenna lines but no OLED until 2017

The new iPhone doesn't come out until September, but that won't stop the rumor mill from churning at a furious pace.

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Spotify's family plan goes toe-to-toe with Apple and Google

Spotify's family plan now offers six premium memberships for $15 per month, equaling those of Apple Music and Google Play Music.

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Headphones buyers guide: Which type delivers the best balance of great sound, isolation, and comfortable fit?

In the ear, over the ear, or on the ear: We examine three headphone types and name the the best for music lovers.

on techhive.com

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Cola Messenger review: Bubbles put the fizz back in SMS text messaging

Makes texting more productive with interactive “bubbles” to help schedule get-togethers, make to-do lists, vote on quick polls, and more.

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Should two-factor authentication let me verify via a single device?

A reader wonders if something's wrong, because Apple's second-factor system lets him approve a connection from a seemingly odd place.

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Apple’s Touch ID rules may be designed to protect human rights

Apple’s addition of a new Touch ID restriction could be about prodding people's memories, or it could be another protection for people without legal protections.

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5 travel backpacks designed to carry your MacBook

It's the start of summer travel season, and you don't have to leave your laptop behind.

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Jumping the gun: Rumors are not plans

And rumors are no reason to start flipping tables.